PM reiterates Nepal's commitment to 1.5 degree pathways to address the problems caused by climate change

Published On: September 25, 2021 01:42 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has reiterated Nepal's commitment to 1.5 degree pathways to address the problems caused by the global climate change.

Prime Minister Deuba made the remarks during his meeting with COP 26 Ambassador for Asia/ Pacific and South Asia, Ken O'flaherty at his official residence in Baluwatar on Saturday. The COP-26 Ambassador O'flaherty is currently in Nepal to extend an invitation to Nepal for participation. The Conference of the Parties (COP) 26 is being held in Glasgow, UK from November 1 to 12 2021.

The COP is the supreme decision-making body of the Convention. All States that are Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are represented at the COP, at which they review the implementation of the Convention and any other legal instruments that the COP adopts and take decisions necessary to promote the effective implementation of the Convention, including institutional and administrative arrangements.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2018 had decided to adopt a 1.5 degree pathway to address the problems caused by global climate change. The pathways limiting global warming to 1.5 °C with no or limited overshoot would require rapid and far-reaching transitions in energy, land, urban and infrastructure (including transport and buildings), and industrial systems. These system transitions are unprecedented in terms of scale, but not necessarily in terms of speed, and imply deep emissions reductions in all sectors, a wide portfolio of mitigation options and a significant upscaling of investments in those options.

During the meeting, Prime Minister Deuba called upon the international community for more ambitious targets with adequate support measures. Sources said Prime Minister Deuba is likely to visit Glasgow to address the COP-26 if things go as planned.

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